Author: Raya Quttaineh

Update: Two missing girls found safe

UPDATE (July 11, 2020 at 6:15 p.m.) — According to Pillager Area Fire & Rescue, the girls have been found safe. ——————————————————————————————————————— PILLAGER, Minn. — Authorities are seeking the public’s help in finding two sisters last seen Friday. The Cass County Sheriff’s Office says 12-year-old Kristine Bourassa and 8-year-old Tara Miller from Sylvan Township in Pillager voluntarily left on foot…

Black Lives Matter Fargo-Moorhead working toward racial equity across the metro

Faith Dixon and Jamaal Abegaz say they're meeting on a weekly basis with city officials to ensure concrete changes are in the works

FARGO, N.D. — George Floyd’s killing more than a month ago has sparked a movement calling for racial justice felt globally. Here in the metro, some of the most prominent voices demanding change are those behind the local chapter of Black Lives Matter. Faith Dixon and Jamaal Abegaz of Fargo say real change doesn’t happen overnight. Through Black Lives Matter…

Fargo Cass Public Health officials say more young people are getting COVID-19

FARGO, N.D. — Fargo Cass Public Health officials say they’re seeing more people in their twenties and thirties contracting the coronavirus. Epidemiologist Brenton Nesemeier says this is due to younger people being more mobile and social during the pandemic. Although a young person usually has milder symptoms and recovers more quickly, Nesemeier says that doesn’t mean they should be any…

Two years following Cameron Bolton’s death, his organ donations continue impacting lives

Cameron died on July 2, 2018 from injuries he incurred in a car crash

FARGO, N.D. — July 2nd marks exactly two years since 22-year-old Cameron Bolton died of his injuries following a car crash a few miles west of Fargo. For Sarah Fisher, this time of year brings back vivid memories of a tragedy no mother should have to experience. “I actually saw Cameron’s accident on the news that night, and I thought,…

Fireworks sales booming amid pandemic

FARGO, N.D. — Fireworks sales across the metro are booming, and the pandemic may be a factor. With official 4th of July celebrations canceled, those at Memory Fireworks say many customers are celebrating on their own. The fireworks retailer ordered more inventory than ever this year. Even so, staff is having a hard time keeping some fan favorites like the…

Dozens in MN, ND sick with intestinal illness linked to bagged salads

More than 200 people in the Midwest have been infected with Cyclospora

MINNESOTA & NORTH DAKOTA — An outbreak of Cyclospora has hit eight Midwestern states, including both Minnesota and North Dakota. According to the CDC, 25 Minnesotans and six North Dakotans have been infected. “Cyclospora is a parasite that causes a diarrheal illness, and it is transmitted by consuming food or water contaminated with feces that contains the parasite,” says Essentia…

Ubuntu Racial Dialogue serves as safe, peaceful setting for conversations around racial inequality

FARGO, N.D. — As president of MSUM’s Students Internationally Together organization, Joseph Lewis says he’s always been involved in conversations regarding diversity. He created the Ubuntu Racial Dialogue events as a way for the community to come together and simply listen to one another. Most importantly, he says it’s a way for those who’ve been oppressed to have their voices…

Fargo Police Department closing road due to heat damage

42nd Street South between 34th Avenue South and 36th Avenue South will be closed

FARGO, N.D. — The Fargo Police Department is going to close 42nd Street South between 34th Avenue South and 36th Avenue South due to road damage from the heat. They’re asking drivers to use alternate routes. The Fargo Street Department is on their way to analyze the situation.